David Matlow

David Matlow is a corporate and securities law partner at Goodmans LLP in Toronto and Chairman of the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto.  Together with Andrea Cohen, he was co-chair of Toronto’s 2015 Campaign for the United Jewish Appeal.   He is the owner of the world’s largest private collection of Theodor Herzl memorabilia, which he has exhibited in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton.  Together with Israeli film maker, Eli Tal-El, he has produced a 52-minute documentary called My Herzl, which explores the continued relevance of the life and work of Theodor Herzl.  My Herzl  has been screened at film festivals and other venues around the world. CIJA has prepared a conversation guide to accompany the film.

David Matlow's Posts

Two yellow school buses pulled away from the Theodor Herzl Public School in North Lawndale, a suburb of Chicago.  It was a Friday morning...

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My friend’s daughter was born on September 11, 2001. As she grows, so does our distance from that day. But the memory of September...

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On the last day of my most recent trip to Israel, I found myself near Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl (where Theodor Herzl, the visionary of...

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It is 1948. The state of Israel is born. The new country requires help. World Jewry and other friends spring into action. Military volunteers...

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A lie told often enough becomes the truth. In the case of Israel, the lie is that the sole impediment to peace is the...

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Balfour (bottom right) pictured among the all-star team of Zionist dreamers

Balfour (bottom right) pictured among the all-star team of Zionist dreamers The Times of Israel The Balfour Declaration is back in the news. The...

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If you want to really understand what is happening in Israel, here is my advice: shut off your iPhone, close your newspaper, turn off...

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My friend Neil’s daughter, Maya, was born on September 11, 2001.  I am thinking of that child now as she is about to turn...

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I believe that if you know about Herzl ‎you will know why we have a Jewish state, you will understand why we need to...

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Baseball with Magen David

The Times of Israel If only being a supporter of Israel is as easy as it was to be a fan of the Toronto...

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On October 9, 2013 I found myself at the Theodor Herzl Elementary School in North Lawndale, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, talking to a...

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A Canadian soldier died in battle 70 years ago. What he died for continues to guide our work. That soldier is George Meltz. George...

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